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The Adventurer (I) (1917)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  22 October 1917 (USA)
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The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

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The Convict (as Charlie Chaplin)
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Eric Campbell ...
The Suitor
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Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Short

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22 October 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El aventurero  »

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| (restored) | (Ontario)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Director and serious film buff Alexander Payne paid to have this Chaplin short restored and shown at the Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy in 2013, where he also introduced it. See more »

Goofs

When the Tramp first appears in the sand, the policeman's rifle is resting on the ground, pointing at him. In the next long shot, the rifle is in the policeman's lap. See more »

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Title Card: [opening title card] The man hunt.
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Charlie Chaplin, the super clown

Charles Chaplin plays an escaped convict, who saves a rich girl and her mother, and is treated as a hero.But how long can he hide from the law.The Adventurer is a great short silent comedy movie from 1917.The movie has many funny scenes, like when Charlie is chased by the cops.It is great fun to watch these old silent movies and see how much the movies have changed from those days.


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